I entered a short story competition that required me to write a 100 word short story in 24 hours. The story needed to meet three things, a theme (Comedy), a situation (Climbing a Mountain) and a word that needed to be used (Radar). It took me a while to find the right idea, and get it to work in a way I was happy with, but that’s not saying I didn’t enjoy the process, and the stories that didn’t make the cut. So, for the sake of creativity, here is the rejected 100 word stories I wrote..
Kevin grips the rocks tightly as he pulls himself up the mountains side, looking over his shoulder proudly at the wilderness far below. “You couldn’t make your way out of a paper bag with a radar,” he hisses underneath his breath as he reaches out and pulls himself up higher, laughing softly to himself.
“You need a hand bro?” a voice comes from above him, Kevin looks up in surprise and at the same time releases his grip, tumbling backwards towards the ground below.
“Ouch!” Simon says with a broad smile as Kevin hits the ground with a wet thud.